When Hillsborough Pool, Racquet & Fitness opened in 1979, it was solely a racquetball venue. Since then, renovations have morphed the building into a 25,000-square-foot fitness mecca. The facility now boasts a revamped façade, a nursery, remodeled locker rooms, and a fitness area furnished with Life Fitness cardio and strength-training machines. Instructors stage spinning, yoga, Zumba, and Pilates classes inside fitness studios and aqua-aerobics classes in the indoor 55’x25’ pool, which also houses the facility’s resident humpback whale.
Sports Authority's ski and snowboard rejuvenations mend mountainside wear and tear to help improve performance during gravity-fueled sojourns. Stonegrinding sessions score underside surfaces with striations, cutting down on suction and allowing the precise directional control needed for conquering moguls, slaloms, and decorative rosettes on slope-sized birthday cakes. P-Tex candles provide restorative wax drips across battered board bottoms, filling in gashes and gouges created by errant roots, protruding rocks, and bites from board-eating snow leopards.
HealthQuest Fitness wants to help everyone from toddlers to seniors get healthy and in shape. Its fitness programs incorporate sports such as basketball and volleyball, and group workouts include dance, gymnastics, and martial arts. An outdoor pool with a water slide, an indoor pool, and swim lessons encourage underwater exploration, and kids' classes bring the excitement of physical activity to younger generations.
Fitness professionals lead a variety of classes for students ranging from kids to seniors that emphasize aerobics and strength training. Classes include Pilates, yoga, swimming, and studio sessions. In addition to fitness courses, the studio also features a full gym with cardio and strength-training equipment.
At any given moment, 150,000 gallons of water are churning through CoCo Key Water Resort, fueling the nearly 1,000 feet of water slides weaving through the 55,000-square-foot indoor water park attached to the Hotel ML. On the slide Shark Slam, patrons plummet four stories, and on the Dip-In Theater little ones gently glide into a one-foot wading pool. Kids of all ages scale Parrot's Perch, firing water cannons across the colorful jungle gym and drenching playmates with buckets of water. Adults can take a relaxing approach to their day at the park and drift down the 300-foot lazy river or soak in the kid-free indoor and outdoor whirlpools.
Out of the water, the play-till-you-win Key Quest Arcade guarantees each gamer a victory on high-profile games, such as Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution. The water park also houses three on-site eateries and a full-service bar.
Fifty meters of aquamarine pasture await butterflies and backstrokes in Ashbourne Swim Club's Olympic-sized pool, where families of up to five can take unlimited advantage of swimming lessons and other summery activities. Lifeguards patrol the pool’s cement shores, keeping at least one lane dedicated to inflatable swan carpools. Separate diving and wading pools provide space in which to practice half-somersaults or doggy paddles during swimming lessons, while water aerobics and poolside yoga classes cultivate contoured templates for suntans. Not every family member will be forced to enjoy the swim club’s watery delights, as a nearby play area and sports courts offer all the dry entertainment of a British sitcom. Other club amenities include a cyber café with free WiFi, regular movie nights, and scheduled social events to honor the summer’s bountiful feast of sunshine.